The daughter of a former Air Force and FedEx pilot, Kayla Collins has always been fascinated with the world of aviation. After graduating college, she worked as a flight attendant, which provided her an even deeper appreciation for the critical role the aviation system serves in the global economy.
May is Learn to Fly Month at Sporty’s, a 31-day celebration of flight training designed to help new pilots achieve their aviation goals. In addition to savings on popular pilot gear, Sporty’s will launch a new YouTube video series, host a number of interactive webinars, post over two dozen articles, and even pay for 20 FAA knowledge tests.
Sporty’s Flight Gear iPad Slimline Rotating Kneeboard is the smallest, simplest solution for using an iPad in the cockpit. No bells and whistles, just a simple mounting surface holding an iPad.
Harry Karmel, a 22-year old university student and private pilot from the United Kingdom, is the winner of the fifth annual Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots.
Sporty’s die-cast Cub model is a reminder for many pilots of their student pilot days. For others, the Cub is simply a well-loved aircraft model.
Throughout the month of February, Sporty’s will be celebrating IFR Month, a four-week focus on the challenges and rewards of instrument flying. In addition to special savings on pilot gear, Sporty’s will also offer a new YouTube video series, interactive webinars, articles, live stream events, and contests. The goal is to encourage pilots to earn their instrument rating, get current, and enjoy more utility from their pilot certificate.
Greg Webber grew up an outdoorsman near Boise, ID. Hunting, fishing, hiking, and even backcountry flying were a way of life. While Webber has spent a career in and around aviation working in firefighting, crew scheduling, operations, and more, he didn’t like the thought of the flight deck taking him away from his family. While not new to aviation, Webber is now at a point where he can make that dream of becoming a pilot a reality.
The Richard Collins family has once again partnered with Sporty’s to offer The Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots. To qualify, the writer must be a pilot (including student pilot) who is 24 years of age or younger. The article must be original, not previously published, and no longer than 1,500 words. The topic should be “a lesson I learned about myself because of flying.”
Bulky coats can get in the way in tight cockpits, which makes a lightweight, simple jacket perfect for small airplanes. Designed by pilots, the Flight Gear Lightweight Jacket is warm enough for cool days, yet light enough to wear in flight.